Red Bluff's Lamplighter Lodge Awarded the Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

Red Bluff, CA, January 26, 2009 --( Lamplighter Lodge has earned a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating this week by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by - the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.

Lamplighter Lodge becomes one of 1st lodging properties in Red Bluff, CA to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently Lamplighter Lodge is first of the hotels in Red Bluff ( Bluff/st/CA) to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by The property earned 3 Green Eco-Leafs, which is a "Great" rating.

All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives ENERGY STAR For Hospitality - levels. Richard Varner, founder of states: "Simple changes helped Lamplighter Lodge earn their 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 1st lodging properties rated. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel."

To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: an on-site Green Team has been created - low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - energy sensor initiatives are in-place - HVAC control system installed - sheets reuse option for multiple night stays - towels reuse option for multiple night stays - eco-incentive programs have been created for staff - water conservation initiatives are in-place - water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures - low water consumption landscaping has been installed - recycle containers are located around the property common areas - recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc) are utilized - environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning - environmentally friendly detergents are used for laundry - environmentally friendly chemicals are used for carpet cleaning - low VOC materials (paint, adhesives, air freshener, carpet) are used at the property - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Lamplighter Lodge Environmental Self-Audit (

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Lamplighter Lodge is one of 1st Red Bluff lodging properties to achieve the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, it is anticipated that many other properties in the area that are promoting eco-friendly initiatives also will seek to be rated. This eco-rating allows the public to know the specific environmental initiatives in place at a property, which enables the environmentally conscious traveler to make informed lodging decisions.

For additional information about Lamplighter Lodge contact them at 530-527-1150 or visit To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit

About Lamplighter Lodge:
Hotel is located in the northern tip of the Sacramento Valley, adjacent to the Sacramento River. The Win-River Casino and the Rolling Hills Casino are just 25 miles away. The Lake Shasta Caverns are 50 miles from this Red Bluff hotel. Visitors to Red Bluff will also enjoy the seasonal hunting, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing and a variety of outdoor activities in and around Lassen Volcanic National Park. Red Bluff has been recognized as the "Inland Salmon Fishing Capital of the West." The hotel is less than one hour from many great northern California lakes. Annually, Red Bluff hosts the Red Bluff Round Up, a popular bull and gelding sale, and the Memorial Day Boat Drag Races. Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like free high-speed Internet access, computer hook-ups, direct dial telephones and access to copy and fax services. All spacious guest rooms include microwaves and refrigerators. Connecting units and suites are available. Handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms are also available. Pets are welcome with a nightly fee.


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For more information contact: Suren Patel, 210 S Main Street, CA 96080 Tel 650-280-9700 Fax 530-527-5878 Email
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